This year’s Emmy nominees have several great shows, writers and crew behind them, but there are some snubs we just can’t get over. Here’s who we thought deserved to be up for the award in their perspective categories.
The Linster: All I can do is echo the rest of the world in lamenting the absence of Parks & Recreation and The Good Wife. Forgive me, Ms. Snarker, but P&R blew away 30 Rock this year.
Dara Nai: The biggest snubs in reality are so frigging obvious, everyone but the Academy can see them: Parks and Rec for Best Comedy and Nick Offerman for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy. And hello? Sandra Oh is still knocking it out of the park after all these years, and deserved a nom for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama.
Speaking of Parks and Rec, it’s great that Amy Poehler was nominated as a writer on her own show, but my favorite episodes are usually written by a guy named Alan Yang. He wrote the “Pawnee Rangers” episode in which Leslie’s girls-only troop, the Pawnee Goddesses, out-awesomed Ron’s boys-only group. And in the end, she placed an ad in the paper calling for girls and boys to become “Swansons” — kids who not only march to the beat of a different drummer, they made their own drums.
And lastly, a less obvious snub, which in itself, is a snub: Kristin Bauer van Straten, as Pam on True Blood. I love that woman. She makes the most of every scene she gets. And Pam deserves a spin-off called, “I Am Over Sookie and her Precious Fairy Vagina and her Unbelievably Stupid Name.”
Lucy Hallowell: Dianna Agron — not for her work as Quinn Fabray but as Dianna Agron for never looking like she was going to kill Ryan Murphy for giving her more and more absurd storylines each week. Punk girl with pink hair, Desperately Seeking Susan wardrobe, and a bad attitude? Baby-napper in training? Car accident victim turned paraplegic who is miraculously cured by Finn Hudson telling her to get out of her chair (you should see the work he is going to do next season at Walter Reed)? Check, check, and check. So the Emmy should go to Ms. Agron for grinning through it all and pretending not to be homicidal.
Trish Bendix: I’m bummed Jennifer Carpenter wasn’t up for her Dexter role. Deb has gone through some crazy shit in the last few years, and this past season was probably the ultimate in nuts, but JCarp handles it like a pro. I can’t wait for the upcoming season.
Karman Kregloe: She’s been nominated in past years for her work on the show, but every time I watch an episode of 30 Rock I have a greater appreciation for the comedic and musical gifts of Jane Krakowski. She actually makes me feel empathy for dumb, narcissistic actresses! If you’ve ever seen one of the live episodes of 30 Rock, you can tell right away who has paid their dues on Broadway (there’s a reason she won that Tony Award for Nine). Somebody please give this woman an Emmy for playing Jenna Maroney already! And if anyone knows where I can get my hands on a full-length version of Kidnapped by Danger: The Avery Jessup Story, please let me know in the comments below.
Also, how could the Academy overlook Stevie Nicks as a hilarious parody (?) of herself in that guest appearance on Up All Night?
Who was snubbed this year?